Flight Sergeant Peter Kelly was announced as Cadet of the Year for 2011 on 3 March at 750 (Thorne) Squadron's Dining In Night at Thorne Masonic Hall.
The evening, attended by cadets, staff and their partners, was a celebration of the Squadron's achievements in 2011. A three course meal of asparagus and stilton soup, chicken and bacon roast, and apple pie was rounded off by toasts to the Queen, RAF, Armed Forces and the Air Training Corps and a speech given by the Squadron Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Andrew Emms.
Flt Lt Emms praised the cadets for all the successful activities and events they had participated in throughout 2011, and thanked the staff for ensuring that all the necessary organisation, paperwork and administration was completed for these events. He stated that the Squadron has already got together a plan of activities for the coming year , including flying, adventure training, more BTEC lessons, and more social activities. He added that he was immensely proud of the cadets and staff at the Squadron, and was looking forward to many more successes in the future.
He concluded his speech by announcing the Cadet of the Year Award for 2011. This award has been reintroduced after a few years absence, and is awarded to the cadet who has contributed most to the Squadron over the previous year.
Flight Sergeant Peter Kelly, who ends his air cadet career later this month when he turns 20, was awarded the title, an honour he was pleasantly surprised at receiving. He commented "Thank you all. It's been a pleasure serving with 750, and I'm going to miss it."
On behalf of all the cadets and staff at the Squadron, congratulations Peter. This award is well deserved.
After a few (non-alcoholic) drinks, the cadets departed at the end of a very enjoyable and successful evening.